just seeing how the bailout money has been handled so far, and the blatant stance on secrecy in which Kashkari and Paulson are taking with where much of it is going, i'm starting to feel my gut feeling about the bailout is true. they're bailing out their banking buddies while inflating the money that's in our (the working class) savings. what's the point in handing that much money over to banks that are tanking, so that in theory, they can loan it out to people and get them in debt, somehow "stimulating" our economy. though i don't agree with any kind of bailout at all, why don't they give that money straight to the homeowners to bail them out of their mortgage they can't pay because they lost their job. that money would then go back to the bank, where they can loan it back out. they should also be bailing out our ma and pops shops that are suffering right now. i personally feel the auto industry needs to be bailed out before the banks though. i feel that they have been doing a very, very poor job at making vehicles for the last few decades and need to pay for it, but bailing out that industry would have a better effect on the economy (at least in the short term) than bailing out banks. but in the grand scheme of things, their cars can't compete on just about any level with imports in any category, especially reliability and cosmetics, and I believe in letting a free market work. i guess all i'm trying to say is that i really don't think the intention of this bailout (as far as paulson, bernancke and kashkari are concerned) is meant to help the working class out in any way.